TAMPA, Fla. — Since Andrew Miller arrived in New York a year ago, he has been a model employee.
He cut his shoulder-length hair and cost the Yankees $10 million less than David Robertson would have — and, because Robertson left in free agency, Miller effectively netted them a first-round draft pick. He also short-circuited any controversy by saying after his arrival last February that it would not bother him if Dellin Betances, the young All-Star setup man, were named the closer.
Then Miller delivered a market-crushing early return on his four-year, $36 million contract by pitching so well as the Yankees’ closer that he was named the American League relief pitcher of the year.
His reward for all this?
An off-season spent listening to reports that the Yankees were dangling him as…